At just 11, he’s already found his voice

Marcus Mitchell isn’t even a teenager yet, but he already knows how he wants to spend his life. He wants to make music, and to perform it for others. He’s already writing songs, and in November, the Land O’ Lakes Christian School student will be taking the stage with the Florida Orchestra to perform a solo part. He will be singing the solo in Movement 2 of Chichester Psalms under choral … [Read more...]

Little authors are celebrated in a big way

It’s not every day that someone becomes a published writer — and that’s especially true of second-graders. So, staff members at Land O’ Lakes Christian School weren’t about to let the moment pass by without a good bit of fanfare. The children in Christy Hoynoski’s class were celebrated in a big way at a party in the school’s lunchroom on the day their book, “If I Were An Animal,” arrived … [Read more...]

Local students shine at nationals

Five students from Land O’ Lakes Christian School claimed national awards at the 39th annual American Association of Christian Schools National Competition held at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. The contest, held from April 12 to April 14, drew approximately 1,800 competitors from 29 states. Participants earned the right to compete by capturing the top awards in their state … [Read more...]

New schools, new programs on tap for 2014-15 school year

The days of relatively easy rush-hour commutes are approaching an end as students, teachers and other employees gear up for a new school year. Students in Pasco County Schools begin the 2014-15 school year on Aug. 18, and Hillsborough County public schools begin classes a day later. Wiregrass Ranch High School already is urging students and parents to give themselves ample time to … [Read more...]

In Print: Graduation is here for Class of 2014

When you pick up your issue of The Laker or Lutz News this week, you're going to find something we look forward to sharing with you each and every year. Our graduation section honors the thousands of seniors who will walk across the stage and accept their diploma, all as part of the Class of 2014. And we don't leave any school out in putting together our special pull-out section which we hope … [Read more...]